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Healing Practices : Alternative Therapies for Nursing

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ISBN13:

9780838503850

ISBN10:
0838503853
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

For elective courses in Alternative Therapies of Medicine also called Complementary Medicine. To be integrated into other nursing courses such as Community Health Nursing, Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing and Issues and Trends where appropriate. Providing a comprehensive overview of alternative health practices and complimentary therapies from a nursing perspective, this enlightening and informative text covers the principles, techniques, research, health promotion methods and healing practices for specific illnesses and symptoms. Offering a broad understanding of alternative therapies, this text empowers students with the knowledge to guide future practice decisions and incorporate alternative approaches in patient care. It begins with introductory concepts, followed by a presentation of ancient systematized health care practices, then devotes the remainder of the text to a variety of therapies with information on how nurses can integrate that knowledge into practice.

Author Biography

Karen Lee Fontaine: Professor, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana

Table of Contents

Preface ix
UNIT I Healing Practices: Complementary/Alternative Therapies for Nurses 1(42)
Integrative Healing
3(20)
Basic Concepts Guiding Alternative Therapies
23(20)
UNIT II Systematized Health Care Practices 43(68)
Traditional Chinese Medicine
45(22)
Ayurvedic Medicine
67(25)
Native American Healing and Curanderismo
92(19)
UNIT III Botanical Healing 111(58)
Herbs and Nutritional Supplements
113(21)
Naturopathy
134(8)
Homeopathy
142(11)
Aromatherapy
153(16)
UNIT IV Manual Healing Methods 169(74)
Chiropractic
171(12)
Massage
183(21)
Pressure Point Therapies
204(16)
Hand-Mediated Biofield Therapies
220(13)
Combined Physical and Biofield Therapies
233(10)
UNIT V Mind-Body Techniques 243(88)
Yoga
245(14)
Meditation
259(17)
Hypnotherapy and Guided Imagery
276(17)
Dreamwork
293(16)
Biofeedback
309(8)
Movement-Oriented Therapies
317(14)
UNIT VI Spiritual Therapies 331(30)
Shamans
333(11)
Faith and Prayer
344(17)
UNIT VII Other Therapies 361(45)
Bioelectromagnetics
363(15)
Detoxifying Therapies
378(10)
Animal-Assisted Therapy
388(18)
Appendix Alternative Therapies for Common Health Problems 406(25)
Index 431


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